Random Coccyx Pain

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Approximately two weeks ago, I randomly had very sharp, very painful pain at the very tip of my coccyx. It hurt to sit, walk in certain way, and especially when trying to sit down or get up. 

First doctor thought it was the start of a pilonidal cyst - two others since have disagreed and think it might be nerve damage. The pain has decreased but it still there if I move in a certain way and now just feels like a general discomfort.

I am waiting on a MRI to try and get some answers but curious if anyone has experienced similar and what it ended up being.

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    I had that recently. No idea what it was. A cortisone shot helped. Good luck!
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    I can't say for sure what's wrong with you but I can tell you that I have trouble sitting myself . But I have lower back pain and have dealt with that for many years. And sitting aggravates it so it becomes very painful when I sit for any length of time. But for me it's an ache and I wonder for you is this a sharp pain or more of an ache?

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    Although random, coccygeal pain can be miserable. If you can press your coccyx, without experiencing any pain, then it's most likely referred pain from somewhere else in your spine. If you have pain when you touch your coccyx, then your doctor will probably refer you to a specialist, either way, you will need a full history of your lifestyle, to assess how you came to be affected.Sometimes, the problem can be rectified by a doctor, by simply manipulating your coccyx, by way of your rectum.

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